Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing that you have many things for which to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. 

Enjoy these late 19th and early 20th century images from the Library of Congress.

Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving Dinner / Thomas Nast, 1869

Thanksgiving turkey, circa 1910

 Want to see more images of early Thanksgiving photos, documents, and articles?  Start with the Library of Congress' digitized collection. [https://www.loc.gov/photos/?q=thanksgiving]  The Library of Congress has a vast collection of online resources on a wide variety of subjects.  Visit your national library online at hhttp://loc.gov or in person next time you're in Washington, D.C.


  1. I love archival photos--and these are awesome . . . thx for sharing! Hope your new house is fine after Hurricane Matthew. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    1. Actually, Jen, I had more damage this time than last! (You know you've been hit when the television news reporter broadcasts live from your front yard.) But thankfully, the infrastructure here was not compromised as badly as it was in NJ during Sandy, so we've recovered much faster. In fact, yesterday my water heater was replaced and that was the last of the indoor repairs. Now I only have fence repair and stump removal (six downed trees!) left on my list. It could have been much worse. I must have sloppy luck. :)


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